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The 10 Largest Cat Breeds

All cats have something special about them that catches the eye. Some have lots of soft, gorgeous fur. Others have almost no fur at all. Some refuse to be ignored, and will draw your attention with loud meows, chirps, or will cut to the chase and put a tail in your face! These cats are remarkable for their size. If you’re looking up world records for cats, you’re likely to see one of these breeds with the prize for size!

#1 – Maine Coon

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Maine Coons are one of, if not the largest cat breeds today. In fact, these fluffy guys maintain an average weight of 15-25 pounds! That’s a lot of cat!

#2 – Savannah

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Savannah cats get their size from being crossbred with the Serval, a wild cat found in Africa. Not only are these cats heavy, their just as long and tall. The average weight for a Savannah is 25 pounds.

#3 – Ragdoll

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Ragdolls are big cats with even bigger hearts. Bred for their outstanding personalities and calm dispositions, these cuddly felines have an average weight of 10-20 pounds.

#4 – Chausie

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The Chausie is another cat that was created by mixing domestic felines with their wild cousins. This is a very rare breed that costs a very pretty penny to own, but their beauty is enough to tempt anyone. Chausie’s have an average weight of 15-20 pounds.

#5 – Ragamuffin

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Ragamuffins were based on the above-mentioned Ragdoll to follow in the footsteps of an excellent temperament. Ragamuffins also maintained the size, weighing an average of 11-17 pounds.

#6 – Norwegian Forest Cat

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These beautiful felines are another very large cat, with males weighing an average of 13-22 pounds! It seems like much of it might be hair, but these cats are actually quite muscular. Their long coats are waterproof to help them survive the Scandinavian winters from which they originate.

 

#7 – Siberian Cat

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Hailing from the cold climate of Siberia, it’s no wonder this is a large, densely coated feline. These beautiful cats are even a Russian national treasure! They also make incredible snuggling companions that weigh around 10-20 pounds.

#8 – British Shorthair

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These British cats are one of the largest short-haired felines around. They are very affectionate and make wonderful companions. British Shorthairs have an average weight of 9-18 pounds.

#9 – Turkish Van

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These beautiful cats are a rare breed that originate from central and southwest Asia, and they didn’t arrive in the United States until 1982. The average weight for Turkish Vans is 9-13 pounds.

 

#10 – American Bobtail

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American Bobtails are distinct because of their bobtails! This breed was created strictly by natural selection, and the bobtails they sport are a natural phenomenon! They have an average weight of 7-15 pounds.

 

 

Written by Katie Finlay
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